More than 150 students from Bournemouth, Winchester and Solent universities attended the latest RTS Southern “Meet the professionals” event in early February.
Hosted at Bournemouth University and chaired by RTS Southern’s Gordon Cooper, the event boasted a panel of 15 professionals, ranging from those at the start of their careers to senior television executives.
“Meet the professionals” heard from one recent graduate who is now a location camera operator for Sky News and another who is forging a career as a production co-ordinator on large-scale dramas, including Sanditon and The Good Karma Hospital.
Students were able to network with and take advice from professionals working at top regional production companies such as Ricochet, Topical TV and Woodcut Media following the panel discussion.
“This event format works fantastically well. Gordon Cooper does a great job curating the professionals and it is very heart-warming to hear the feedback that the event is mutually beneficial to students and professionals alike,” said RTS Southern Chair Stephanie Farmer Chair RTS South.
“It’s so rare for students to get so close to professionals in the industry, including those who might well employ them. It’s a joy to see them making the most of the opportunity we provide.”